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All You Can Be
All You Can Be

All You Can Be

Learning & Growing Through Sports
By Dwight Howard, By John Denton

All You Can Be

JUVENILE NONFICTION

48 Pages, 10.75 x 10.75

Formats: Cloth, PDF

Cloth, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $18.95)

ISBN 9781600784149

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Nov 2011)

Price: $16.95
 
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Overview

Professional athlete Dwight Howard shares hard-earned lessons and tips for accomplishing goals in this encouraging resource. Growing up in Atlanta, his goal was to be the number one pick in the NBA draft, a dream that became a reality for him in 2004 after a successful high school athletic career. Artwork made by children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida accompany Howard's stories, exemplifying their own goals and illustrating the themes of the book.

Author Biography

Dwight Howard is a center for the Orlando Magic. After winning the Naismith, Gatorade, and McDonald's Player of the Year awards in high school, he decided to forego college to realize his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA. Since his rookie season, the five-time NBA All-Star has consistently averaged double-doubles in points and rebounds and has been named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year for three straight seasons. John Denton is a staff writer for the University of Central Florida's athletics communications who has won several national writing awards, including three Best of Gannett awards. His Knights Insider stories appear several times per week on UCFAthletics.com and he has worked extensively with ESPN, reporting for First Take and SportsCenter and writing for ESPN.com. He is a former journalist for the Jackson Sun and Florida Today, covering the University of Central Florida, the Orlando Magic, and the NFL.

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Media

John Denton, co-author of All You Can Be with Dwight Howard, appeared on "Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones" on WNEW, Washington DC.
Dwight Howard, author of All You Can Be, appeared on November 23, 2011 on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on NBC-TV (National). 
Dwight Howard, author of All You Can Be, posted a blog on November 18, 2011 on DwightHoward.com discussing the book and last week's book signing.
Dwight Howard jokes with Jay Leno and talks about All You Can Be on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
All You Can Be was mentioned in a Slam Online article discussing Dwight Howard's comments on his plans for the 2011-2012 NBA season following a book signing appearance.
Dwight Howard, author of All You Can Be, appeared on November 17, 2011 at a book signing event at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando, FL. WESH-TV, an NBC Affiliate (Orlando), covered the story.
Dwight Howard, author of All You Can Be, appeared on November 17, 2011 at a book signing event at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando, FL. Central Florida News 13 (Orlando), covered the story.
All You Can Be was reviewed on November 16, 2011 on HoopsWorld.com.  They say the book "is not only an inspiration to read, the pictures and quotes will help kids to dream big, set goals, and work hard to achieve those goals starting at a young age.  It's a must-read, and something you''ll want to share with your kids for years to come."
The upcoming book signing with Dwight Howard for All You Can Be was featured on November 15, 2011 on the Magic Basketblog on Orlando Sentinel.com, the website for the Orlando Sentinel.

Book Signings

Past Events


Nov
17
Dwight Howard - All You Can Be ›
Orlando, FL
12:00pm

Press Releases

All You Can Be:
Learning & Growing Through Sports
By Dwight Howard with John Denton
Illustrated by Children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida



Dwight Howard wasn't always "Superman." But even as a kid, he was committed to his goal: he wanted to be a basketball player. He is living proof that with hard work, determination, and sacrifice, any dream - big or small - can become a reality.

 

In All You Can Be: Learning & Growing Through Sports, Orlando Magic center and NBA superstar Dwight Howard shares some of the lessons that he learned growing up: the values of education, friendship, leadership and cooperation. Above all, he shows how believing in himself was the key to his success. There are 4+ quarters of insightful stories, including:

 

  • Q1: Laying the Foundation
  • Q2: Big Smiles and Big Dreams
  • Q3: A Magical Ride
  • Q4: Breaking Through
  • OT: Giving Back

 

Teaming up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, Howard showcases young dreamers and how they can be all they can be. All You Can Be is for any dreamer who wants to develop the character to succeed, whether it's working towards becoming the next president of the United States, the best teacher in the country, or even the center of the Orlando Magic. It's attainable as long as you believe in yourself and never give up. Dwight is living his dream and so can you!

 

About the Authors:
Dwight Howard is one of the most charismatic and popular players in the NBA. Combining a muscular, 6'11" physique and ferocious dunks with exuberance and an irresistibly winsome smile, he has captured the hearts of not just the Orlando faithful, but basketball fans everywhere. After winning the Naismith, Gatorade, and McDonald's Player of the Year awards in high school, the homegrown Atlanta, Georgia product decided to forego college to realize his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA. Since his rookie season the five-time NBA All-Star has consistently averaged double-doubles in points and rebounds, and has also been named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year for three straight seasons.

 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida (BGCCF), established in 1944, has been renowned as a leading nonprofit organization and safe haven for youth in the local community - an accomplishment only achieved through years of hard work from devoted staff and volunteers, generous supporters and tireless board members. In 2009 in commemoration of its 65th Anniversary, BGCCF recognized and celebrated these special people for inspiring others to join in building a stronger legacy and making a positive impact in the lives of many more youth in the Central Florida area.

 

CONTACT: Josh Williams, Independent Publishers Group, 312-337-0747, jwilliams@ipgbook.com

 

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